Friday, June 30, 2023

Alan Arkin Belongs To The Ages (1934-2023)

2 Time Academy Award Winner for Best Actor

Alan Arkin back in 1984 rocking his Rolex Explorer 

Alan Arkin

Belongs To The Ages


Alan Arkin passed away today at the age of 89. He was an amazing actor and human being and he wore his vintage Rolex Explorer for over a half-decade, so let's hop in the Rolex Time Machine and reflect on some of his outstanding career achievements as an actor which spanned 7 decades:

The Kominski Method

Rolex Explorer 

I have a confession to make: My absolute favorite way to watch a Movie or TV show is cold. Specifically, I like to watch new content without knowing anything whatsoever about what I am about to watch, and that is what occurred when I began watching The Kominsky Method which stars Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin. 

The show just blew my mind, and it is kind of like a combination of Curb Your Enthusiasm and Thelma & Louise. Of course, I could not help but notice Alan Arkin rocks a vintage Rolex Explorer on the show as we seen on his wrist in the photo below. It turns out this is his real watch that he wore in real life.

Alan Arkin costars with Michael Douglas who is amazing in the Kominsky Method. Whenever I think of Michael Douglas I think of his portrayal of Gordon Gekko in Wall Street, but after a few episodes of Kominsky I seemed to have forgotten about that. Both Arkin and Douglas were AMAZING in The Kominsky Method.

In Season 2 of the Kominsky Method Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Jane Seymour joins the cast of and plays Alan Arkin's girlfriend. Jane Seymour famously played beside Roger Moore in his debut movie as James Bond named "Live & Let Die" as seen in the photo below.

Alan Arkin is arguably one of the greatest actors in history. In his amazing career that has spanned 7 decades he has won 2 Academy Awards for Best Actor in The Russians Are Coming [1969] & The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter [1969]. He also won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Little Miss Sunshine [2007], and Argo [2013]. 

I remember first watching 'The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter' movie in Film Literature class at George Washington High School in San Francisco in 10th grade, which was a really trippy movie. All I really remember is the character who was like Baby Huey who thew a rock through the bakery window to steal the cake on display as he could not resist it :-0

Spoiler Alert: Alan Arkin didn't reprise his role in Season three which debuted on Netflix back on July 2021, which was a bummer as he was so great in Season One and Two as we see in this trailer for Season 3. I learned he didn't return due to his doctors concern that he might catch Covid: 

Alan Arkin was in many famous films, and one of them was Glengarry Glen Ross where he plays a jaded salesman who Alec Baldwin verbally abuses for not being a closer.

Th Coffee is for Closers, Always Be Closing (ABC) scene in Glengarry Glen Ross in which Alan Arkin is featured is one of the most famous and iconic moments that feature a Rolex Presidential model.